On February 16, 2018, Coinbase admitted that some customers were overcharged in error for credit and debit purchases of cryptocurrencies. The problem was initiated when banks and card issuers changed the merchant category code (MCC) for cryptocurrency purchases earlier this month. This meant that cryptocurrency payments would now be processed as "cash advances", meaning that banks and credit card issuers could begin charging customers cash-advance fees for cryptocurrency purchases. Any customers who purchased cryptocurrency on their exchange between January 22 and February 11, 2018 could have been affected. At first, Visa blamed Coinbase, telling the Financial Times on February 16 that it had "not made any systems changes that would result in the duplicate transactions cardholders are reporting." However, the latest statement from Visa and Worldpay on the Coinbase blog clarifies: "This issue was not caused by Coinbase."[45]

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         3. 性能体现不一样 从技术上讲,路由器和三层交换机在数据包交换操作上存在着明显区别。路由器一般由基于微处理器的软件路由引擎执行数据包交换,而三层交换机通过硬件执行数据包交换。三层交换机在对第一个数据流进行路由后,它将会产生一个MAC地址与IP地址的映射表,当同样的数据流再次通过时,将根据此表直接从二层通过而不是再次路由,从而消除了路由器进行路由选择而造成网络的延迟,提高了数据包转发的效率。同时,三层交换机的路由查找是针对数据流的,它利用缓存技术,很容易利用ASIC技术来实现,因此,可以大大节约成本,并实现快速转发。而路由器的转发采用最长匹配的方式,实现复杂,通常使用软件来实现,转发效率较低。 正因如此,从整体性能上比较的话,三层交换机的性能要远优于路由器,非常适用于数据交换频繁的局域网中;而路由器虽然路由功能非常强大,但它的数据包转发效率远低于三层交换机,更适合于数据交换不是很频繁的不同类型网络的互联,如局域网与互联网的互联。如果把路由器,特别是高档路由器用于局域网中,则在相当大程度上是一种浪费(就其强大的路由功能而言),而且还不能很好地满足局域网通信性能需求,影响子网间的正常通信。


Coinbase requires you to link a bank account, or credit or debit card to your Coinbase account to purchase cryptocurrencies. Using a bank account allows for higher limits ($100/transaction, $2,500/week), but it also takes longer to verify transactions, so you will not see money in your Coinbase wallet for two to four days (depending on your bank). And when selling Bitcoin, once the sale is confirmed, it takes two to four days for the proceeds of that sale to show up in your bank account. With a credit or debit card, limits are lower ($200/week), but you can purchase digital currencies by simply transferring funds from that bank account to the site. For these transactions, Bitcoin shows up in your Coinbase wallet instantaneously. You can also sell Bitcoin to your PayPal account, effectively cashing out, as your Bitcoin will be exchanged for local currency. This transaction, too, is instantaneous.


Bitcoin (BTC) is the world’s first decentralized digital currency and payment system and is by far the most known and valuable cryptocurrency. It was created in 2009 by an anonymous person or group called Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin enables transactions to be sent peer-to-peer without passing through a central authority. The transactions are recorded on a decentralized public ledger called the blockchain and each payment acquires a small transaction fee to cover the cost of the network. The total supply of Bitcoin is 21 million and it’s smallest unit of bitcoin is called a Satoshi, it’s a hundred millionth of a bitcoin – 0.00000001 BTC. The creation of Bitcoin’s is happening through mining. Miners have the task to validate transactions and keep the network secure. Their efforts are rewarded by new minted Bitcoins and transactions fees. Bitcoin can be exchanged for fiat or other cryptocurrencies, products and services. Over 100,000 merchants and vendors accepts bitcoin as a payment.